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One major design flaw
I love the fact that this stove has five burners, but I am still not able to wrap my brain around the fact that there is no burner small enough to use a small...Read complete review
I love the fact that this stove has five burners, but I am still not able to wrap my brain around the fact that there is no burner small enough to use a small saucepan! Since the burners will not stay on if the pan is not the right size...I consider this a real "con" in it's design! Unless I am missing something in the manual, I see no way around this issue and what would have otherwise been a stellar review, gets less that five stars for this reason alone!
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Do not like it at all
This cook-top has two significant flaws. One is that you can not use small pans (it won't turn on if pan the wrong size). The pan must fit the burner, and four...Read complete review
This cook-top has two significant flaws. One is that you can not use small pans (it won't turn on if pan the wrong size). The pan must fit the burner, and four burners are the same size (none are small), so rather useless. I specifically bought it for melting chocolate, and you would have to do it in a large saucepan, not small. Second serious flaw: if any water gets on the control panel, it turns itself off. Steam created from cooking a chicken dinner with lid on turned off unit. Another time, moisture from lid, when taking it off and turning it sideways to check sauce, turned off stove. Any moisture! Plus, when lock feature on, this thing beeps at you constantly if anything placed on cook top. Cook top is so useless that I am taking it out.
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from Sarnia, ON, Canada
Comments about KitchenAid 36" Black Induction Cooktop:
The unit is lovely to look at but the burner rings are not visible enough but the warning noise indicates that the pot is not centered. The 5 inch pots do not work on this unit. We bought a new set of pots, soup pot, and frying pans as the unit requires magnetic metal bottoms; glass and enamel cookware do not work either. We really like the power surge to quick-start cooking. Also, the induction principle allows for quicker cooling of the surface than the non-induction. Not having knobs is fabulous for ease of cleaning and we bought 2 large black cutting boards to protect the surface between usages. They were a lucky find and should be offered for purchase with the unit. The manipulation of the various burners/settings takes some getting used to and would be frustrating to the technically challenged. Overall we are very pleased with the unit.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good if you want to spend the money on new pots and pans
This is a decent cooktop, easy to clean and stylish. Occasionally some of the buttons are difficult to activate and it requires new pots and pans.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Alberta, Canada
We have had this unit for about 4 months now. Easy to clean, no more burning of boiled over items onto the cooktop and having to work like crazy to get it clean. Negative side is that it is quite noisy. You can hear buzzing as it cycles on and off. Does not stay at a constant temp as it cycles. Water boils, stops, starts, stops...
By JoJo Vandal
from Mead WA
We just built a home and kitchenaid appliances were recommended to us. The transition to induction has been fairly smooth. We had a few original pans that worked on the stovetop - but not well. Just got a new set designed for induction.
Excellent cooking method
By David Haught
from MD's Eastern Shore
As part of our new retirement house we chose all Kitchen Aid appliances for the house on MD's Eastern Shore alongside the Chester River. As I do our meal preparation and enjoy varying our meals methods of prep. I chose the induction range based upon excellent reviews of other brands also. The method has not disappointed me in the least bit as I cook with copper band All Clad new cookware due to the magnetic need of the induction range. The KA model is well built, laid out well, and with precise heat control and along with the built in timer. Best method of cooking that I have ever used but regret not selecting the KA 36 in. model as the extra inches make a difference esp. as the All Clad skillets and steaming pans are a bit larger than other brands. As KA encourages cleaning the top immediately after a meal is prepared in particular if there is spillage on it. Excellent investment! The induction cooking does require practice and change from past cooking behaviors for the good though. One has to be careful esp. as our pans and pots are heavy and the glass top is fragile and scratches are to be avoided. My only problem involves the making of a Christmas Gelette cookie that is made on a waffle like iron but mine is not magnetic and thus not able to be used with the induction cooktop; will have to resort to using the outdoor grill....
Love This CookTop!
I wasn't sure what to expect with the induction cooktop, so have been pleasantly surprised. We replaced a Bosch gas cooktop with the Kitchenaid induction cooktop. The controls are easy to use and the cleanup is fast as is typical for a glasstop. Love the fast boil setting for quickly heating up water for pasta and creamer for morning coffee - super fast (about 20 seconds for the creamer). The low setting of 1 and 2 are perfect to slowly melt butter without worry of burning. The response time when moving between settings is very fast with temp decreases being immediately obvious. Love this cooktop.
from Bluffton, SC, United States
The four smaller burners will not work with pots and pans that are smaller than the diameter of the burner. It renders the teh small pot and skillet in the induction cookware set that we bought useless.
This is the best cook top I have owned.
from Salem, OR
I did not have a gas line in my kitchen and did not want to go through the mess and expense of adding one. I do not like cooking with electric so this is a fantastic alternative. It heats water faster then a gas cook top and when you turn the heat down it is instant. It makes cooking at an even temp so easy.
We have been thrilled with cooktp!
from Ohio, United States
We just built a new house and this was a great piece!
from Mounds, OK, United States
Just awesome. Making tea is faster than putting sugar in the pitcher. Having the dual burner is nice for Dutch oven (oval) or super large pans. Remember you must have induction cookware as some may state they are good etc. cleans up very well.
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